Ever wondered if men remember anniversaries?

Someone sent me this one this morning and I thought I'd share it.

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed. She puts on her dressing gown and goes downstairs to look for him.

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room, 'Why are you down here at this time of night?'

The husband looks up from his coffee, 'I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?' he says solemnly.

The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, so sensitive.

'Yes, I do.' she replies.

The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily.

'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?'

'Yes, I remember!' said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues: ''Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, 'Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?''

'I remember that too.' she replies softly.

He starts sobbing and in between sobs he gets out:

'I would have been released today.'


RNSANE said...

I am still here at the computer at midnight and was happy to see you had posted - and now I am laughing so much, I will probably never get to sleep!

Deborah said...

I was a little afraid as I read the title that this might turn out to be one of those nasty anti-men jokes. But it wasn't! Thanks for the laugh.

Dimple said...

Hi Human,
Yes, I remember you! Thanks for your kind comment on my photos.
I did a study of Hebrews a few years ago, and Melchizedek was, of course, part of it. I still get insights into the relationship from time to time. God is good!
God bless you today!

Kirsty said...

Haha! I'll remember this one...

PhilipH said...


And highly amusing.

Arley said...

LOL, I love it. I'm happy to say my husband not only remembers our wedding anniversary, but also our first date anniversary as well!!!

P.S. I met a lovely lady who lives in West Africa last week. Gotta love Facebook!

A human kind of human said...

RNSANE, I am happy that I could send you off to bed with a smile on your face. I hope you had happy dreams as a result.

Deborah, you will have to let me know what you consider as "nasty anti-men" jokes. A very good friend of 20 years (Steve) and I have had a running battle of the genders ever since we've know one another and I have built up quire an arsenal over the years. However, because we know one another so well, these jokes are always told and received in the proper tongue in cheek way that they are intended.

A human kind of human said...

Hi Dimple, it is so exciting to see you back. I know I am actually the guilty one for not leaving comments when reading your blog, but I cannot find a place to leave a comment. That is okay however, just don't stop writing and know that I visit often.

Kirsty and Phillip, so glad you enjoyed it and feel free to use it as often as you like, I love putting smiles on people's faces.

Arley, you are one lucky lady (but then again, you deserve every bit of luck, you are worth it). My hubby never used to remember, but I shamelessly used my kids to remind him. Now, as we grow older, he is the one who always remembers and I am the one who sometimes forget. The funny thing is, we started out relationship ("going steady" as we called it in those days) on the 1st of April 1975! April Fool's day! 35 Years later we are still "going steady"!

Deborah said...

Dear Human, at the risk of sounding like a humourless plod, I don't care for the kind that just trash men without having any wit to them. Or jokes that trash ANYBODY without actually being very clever. On the other hand, despite being fair-haired and female I love a good blonde joke and black humour at its best is fabulous.

I have an dear old friend in her 80s who sends me reams of jokes every week, most of which are funny enough. But I decided I would never pass on anything if I switched the gender/race and found it ugly.

A human kind of human said...

I feel like that about crude jokes. I do not mind a joke that is slightly off colour if it is clever, but I cannot stand jokes that is embarrasing. A bit old fashioned you see. This is an example of both a blonde and "bit off colour" that I do enjoy though: A man with the pockets of his pants stuffed full of golf balls gets onto a bus. The blondie in the front seat keeps looking at his stuffed pockets and eventually he says to her: "It is golfballs." She gets a very worried look on her face and asks: "Is it as painful as tennis elbow?"

Deborah said...

Big laugh!!!!

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